Preparing for Your Interview

Well, you’re doing something right because you’ve landed yourself an interview. Nice job! This means your resume and cover letter must have impressed your potential employer or grad program, and they want to investigate further whether you’re a good fit.

The interview gives you the opportunity to support your application materials with strong examples, stories, and evidence of your qualifications.

For our more in-depth guide to everything related to interviews, try our Canvas module below.

Interviewing Guide on Canvas

In recent years, many interviews are now happening by phone or online. Get specific tips below.

Tips for Virtual and Phone Interviews

Interview Tools

SuccessWorks now offers an exciting resource for you called Big Interview. This great tool helps you learn, practice, and analyze your interviewing skills.

It’s easy to sign up and it’s free, so check it out and help your future self ace your next interview! Click here to create your free account.

Looking to get started now? We have made a specialized assignment for you to practice the four most common interview questions. Just go to the “Assignments Tab” and enter code: 3237e2

The first place to check for a possible interview is Handshake. Explore the hundreds of internships and jobs scheduled for campus interviews using Handshake.

Nail Your Interview

Interviewing Basics

Preparation is the key to interviewing with confidence. Taking time to prepare can help you anticipate questions and plan your responses, not to mention calm your nerves! And don't forget to practice, practice, practice.

Dress for Success and Phone/Skype Interviews

It's always best to play it safe when it comes to interviewing. Better to be the most dressed up person in the room than the least. We have a few tips for what to wear, whether you're going business professional or business casual.

Mock Interviews

Practice with one of our career & internship specialists so that you feel prepared for the real thing

The Thank You Letter

All those years of sending Aunt Mildred a thank you note for whatever choice birthday present she sent are finally paying off. It’s time to do the same for the people who just spent their time listening to you make the (award-winning) case for why you’re the right person for the job.

Actually, anyone who helped you along the way should get a thank you note, because manners.

Here’s another tool guide to help you in this process. We even included another example to make this as stress-free as possible. Now go forth and be gracious.

The Thank You Letter Tool Guide